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Pump And Dump Alert – FBCD

A.J. Watkinson May 25, 2014 Pump and Dumps No Comments
Pump And Dump Alert – FBCD

In the world of penny stocks, you’re sure to find oodles of great, unknown companies to invest in.  But there are also penny stock scams designed to bilk hard-earned cash from investors.  And usually you’ll know its hit you after you’ve watched your investment evaporate into thin air!

We know what to look for, and tell you who’s out there pumping stocks using paid promoters.

It’s our job to expose penny stock pump and dump scams… 

And we take real pleasure in putting the smackdown on the latest penny stock pump and dump scams.

As you read, you’ll see the big red flags we’ve come across on these companies.  And with all the great penny stocks out there… there’s no reason to put a single dime into any of these companies!

This week, we’re exposing a pump and dump scams on: FBC Holding – FBCD

Here’s another scary looking penny stock that has quite the checkered past- jumping from one business model to the next.  But that’s not really why they made our list in the first place- they’re here because a known paid stock pumper has sent emails touting their stock!

Red Flag #1: Paid PUMP!

Penny Stock Market Bulls was paid $5,000 for a single day’s promotion!  

Here’s the details from the disclaimer for you to read- has been compensated $5,000 cash via bank wire to provide one day of marketing and advertising services for FBCD by a non-affiliated third party (BAS1, LLC)

But their not alone…

Some of the other paid pumpers include: Stock Brain, Liquid Pennies, Stock Hunter, VIP Stock Alerts, and Shazamstocks.  Needless to say there are quite a few pumpers trying to make this thing pop!

Red Flag #2: Financial Trainwreck

BRZG at least files with the SEC, which makes their reports readable and consistent.  But there’s not much else good to report about the company’s finances.

Here’s their numbers as of December 31, 2013…

  • -$4,066 cash on hand
  • $6.3 million in current liabilities 
  • $246 k loss for just the last quarter of 2013 – on $0 revenue

I’d say you put money out to buy this stock and you need to ask yourself what exactly you’re buying.  A spin on the roulette wheel that this stock might tick higher and you can somehow sell it for a quick profit- that’s about all!

But wait, there’s more…

Red Flag #3: Name Change 

FBC Holdings has shown they can’t seem to stock to a single business idea and bring it to fruition.  They’ve been in more than one business for sure.  Check out some of the companies they’ve been or run:

  • FBC Holdings
  • Handley Minerals
  •  Beverly Hills Choppers
  • Johnny Fratto Social Club
  • Super Rad Toys
  • Sports Technology

Finally, and most importantly, just a month ago in April, FBCD terminated their registration with the SEC! 

Let’s hope you didn’t buy any shares of this sub-penny stock as a result of the pumper’s emails…

The Wrap Up:

Too many investors get sucked into these nightmare penny stocks scams.  They fall for the overly optimistic projections the paid promoters are selling.  In the search of easy money, investors lose sight of what a real return should be… and end up holding the bag.

When investing in pumped penny stocks, it’s the ultimate case of “let the buyer beware!”

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Pump And Dump Alert – FBCD
Putting the smack down on Penny Stock Pump And Dump Schemes. This week’s article is about FBCD.

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A.J cut his teeth while working for more than 12 years on the corporate side of the financial services industry in the suburbs of New York City. In addition, A.J. has successfully traded stocks, options and currencies as an independent trader since the late 90's. Eventually A.J. moved out of the "rat race", landing in North Scottsdale, Arizona. During the past few years, he's worked as the editor of a number of high profile financial newsletters. In this role, he's run trading services for penny stocks, options, currencies, ETFs, and FOREX. While under his direction, each of these trading services had turned in positive performance... something very rare in the financial newsletter industry. In addition, he's been a regular contributor to a number of financial websites- writing under multiple pen names. A.J.'s current goal is to share his real world experiences and success (and failures) in the various financial markets to help others not only make money- but avoid losing it. It's this vision and passion that has led A.J. to launch Most of all, A.J. hopes to keep the little guy from getting caught up in the highly unscrupulous penny stock pump and dump scene.

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